Hi guys, as you will doubtless be aware, there are some mighty great and compulsive cases from yesteryear to be studied with a certain degree of substance to them. ..And most of them have featured on this site. .. , and no exception to this is our good friend Karl 12's The Great Ohio UFO Wave of October 1973 [I think that was the thread title, but can't seem to find it just now] in which he highlighted just what an exceptional year that was for UFO events, such as The Pascagoula Case and one of my personal favourites The Laurence Coyne Mansfield UFO Incident , in fact that year was an absolute humdinger of a UFO flap with many convincing reports that capture the imagination ... and then in that same time period there were also several 'less palatable' reports that do not seem to hold the same gravitas as say The Coyne Helicopter event. ... simply because they are just so strange and often damned unbelievable! ... I mention this thread not only because of it's brilliance, but also because of it's relevance to the much lesser case that I would like to offer as a kick off for this thread. On October 17th 1973 there are no less than '18' entries in the NICAP chronological registry from the American mid-west alone..... ... some pretty interesting indeed, and some not so much. ... one of which is the often sneered at case known as the Falkville Alabama Jeff Greenhaw Alien Photo case. Detailed Report of Jeff Greenhaw's Falkville Incident Alien Encounter Testimonial | Metaphysical Articles: Interesting Articles, Links and Other Media Some ufologists believe that the tin foil man was a robotic scout for an extra-terrestrial landing craft, while sceptics maintain that it was all a hoax perpetrated by Greenhaw and an unknown accomplice who was clad in a tin foil costume. The images that Greenhaw snapped were collected and sent for analysis by Walt Andrus, a director of MUFON. The conclusion drawn by the analysts was that the encounter was most likely a fabrication... probably inspired by all the furore surrounding the recent Pascagoula case. If was presumed that aluminium foil or an asbestos fire suit was used to create the unusual look of the creature. Interestingly, the negatives of the Greenhaw pictures that were studied by MUFON seem to show images of a “flying saucer” amongst them, although no one ever claimed to have photographed the object initially reported. Chief Greenhaw garnered no financial gain or positive notoriety due to his experience and, while he has managed to rebuild some semblance of a normal life, all reports indicate that he continues to regret his encounter with this unknown. To this day, however, Greenhaw and his supporters insist that he had an actual encounter with an alien being. "After a half-mile chase, the creature disappeared here on the road," said Chief Greenhaw. ... this is where Jeff claims to have lost sight of ... this.... Well guys,... weird or just unbelievable? .. .. either way, it certainly wasn't an advantageous night's work for Chief Jeff Greenhaw, because it lost him his job, credibility and apparently even his marriage! Cheers.